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Total crime 109%
Violent crime 234%
Property crime 88%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianapolis/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime47,407n/a (estimate)5,4022,5622,580
Murder162n/a18.56.55.0
Rape677n/a77.135.442.6
Robbery3,081n/a351.188.786.2
Assault7,250n/a826.1251.6246.8
Violent crime11,170n/a (estimate)1,273382381
Burglary7,842n/a893.6377.6376.0
Theft23,448n/a2,671.91,572.71,594.6
Vehicle theft4,947n/a563.7229.1228.9
Property crime36,237n/a (estimate)4,1292,1792,200

Key findings

  • Indianapolis crime rates are 109% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Indianapolis are 234% higher than the national average
  • In Indianapolis you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Indianapolis is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Indianapolis has decreased by 12%

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      Daily Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Indianapolis, Indiana is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Indianapolis are 2.11 times more than the Indiana average and 2.09 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Indianapolis are 3.33 times more than than Indiana and 3.34 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Indianapolis are 1.89 times more than than Indiana and 1.88 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Indianapolis (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Indianapolis, Indiana compared to other areas of Indiana, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Indianapolis safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Indianapolis is safer than 0% of Indiana cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Indiana, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Indianapolis. At this time, Indianapolis sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Indianapolis

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Indianapolis is 1 in 19
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Indianapolis, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 79. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 25 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Indianapolis is 1 in 19.

      Year Over Year Crime In Indianapolis (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Indianapolis is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Indianapolis violent crime rates have decreased by 7%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Indianapolis has decreased by 12% in the same time frame.

      Indianapolis police department

      ItemIndianapolisIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,8138,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.43.3
      There are a total of 1,813 Indianapolis police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.5% less than the Indiana average and 33.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Indiana

      StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
      Indiana12,315198266
      There are a total of 12,315 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 198 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 26% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Zionsville, IN25,7090221221
      Meridian Hills, IN1,76254306359
      New Whiteland, IN5,8140712712
      New Palestine, IN2,103108614722
      Carmel, IN86,94046761806
      Clermont, IN1,439130744875
      Fishers, IN85,88749867916
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Francisco, CA850,2826915,5346,225
      Columbus, OH837,0384953,5304,025
      Jacksonville, FL856,6165963,3343,930
      Fort Worth, TX815,9305012,8463,347
      Charlotte, NC808,8346693,7464,414
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      Source: The Indianapolis, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.